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Start date: August 20th, 1973
End date: November 24th, 1973
# of strips: 84 strips (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Things"
Followed by: "The Pampered Princess"

"Vandal-Looters" is the 122nd Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot synopsis

Dr. Cole and his daughter, Dr. Madge Cole, both archaeological historians, arrange to explore and preserve the 4000 year old ruins of Zheta-Betau with three vandal-looters on their trail.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dr. Cole, archaeological historian
  • Dr. Madge Cole, archaeological historian and daughter of Dr. Cole
  • Minister Secretary of Bangalla Ministry of Culture
  • Chung, vandal-looter
  • Jake, vandal-looter
  • Matt, vandal-looter
  • Sergeant Pete Tamos of the Jungle Patrol





  • Jungle Patrol Car

Old jungle sayings

  • Phantom moves on cat's feet.
  • Call Phantom anywhere.. he will hear..

Related stories

Referenced in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Iles voleurs Vandales", Le Nouvelliste October 16, 1973 – January 25, 1974
  • "Pilleurs", À propos October 20, 1973 – January 13, 1974

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  • Tíminn May 12, 1974 – July 27, 1974

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